EC110 Elements of Electronics & Communication Engg.

Course Name: 

Elements of Electronics & Communication Engineering (S7,S8,S9,S10,11,S12)


B.Tech (ECE)


Engineering Science Core (ESC)

Credits (L-T-P): 

(3-0-0) 3


RC & RL Circuits – low pass, high pass, transient analysis for pulse input; Diode: Principle, Characteristics, Applications (Rectifier, Clipping circuits) & Types (Zener Diode, LED, Photo diode); Transistor: Principle, Operation, Biasing (DC analysis of CE, CB and CC configuration), Transistor as a switch; Digital Circuits: Basic Logic gates, Universal gates, Boolean Algebra, Combinational circuit (Half-Adder, Full-Adder, Decoder), Latch, Flip-Flop, Counters and Registers (brief description about ripple counter, SISO Register); Op-amps & its Applications: Terminal characteristics of Op-amp, Inverting and Non-inverting amplifier, Summing amplifier, Integrator. Introduction to few systems (only Block level) : ADC, DAC, Linear power supply, SMPS, UPS, Principles of Communication Systems: Need for Modulation, AM and FM modulation concept &  Block schematic of Super-heterodyne receiver.

Course Objectives:

  • To introduce Electronics and Communication Engineering in a nutshell.
  • To explain the role of Electronics and Communication Engineering in all other engineering disciplines.
  • To explain the basic building blocks of digital and analog electronic circuits.

Course Outcomes:

At the end of the course, the student must be able to
  • Design simple combinational and sequential circuits.
  • Analyze the given RC and RL circuits.
  • Design simple Diode circuits like rectifiers and clipping circuits.
  • Design circuits using ideal opamp to perform mathematical operations on analog signals.
  • appreciate the importance of some of the analog systems such as ADC, DAC, Power Supplies.
  • Appreciate the need for modulation and demodulation in communication systems.


Albert Malvino, Electronic Principles, Tata McGraw Hill, 1995
Boylstead and Nashelsky, Electronic Devices and Circuits, PHI, 1998
George Kennedy & Bernard Davis, Electronic Communication System, Tata McGraw Hill, 1996
Ramakant A Gayakwad, OP-AMPS and Linear Integrated Circuits, Prentice Hall, 1999
Wayne Tomasi, Electronic Communication Systems, Pearson Education, 2003


Electronics and Communication Engineering(ECE)

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Dr. U. Shripathi Acharya,  Professor and Head, 
Department of E&C, NITK, Surathkal
P. O. Srinivasnagar,
Mangalore - 575 025 Karnataka, India.

  • Hot line: +91-0824-2473046

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